President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney, one of nine killed in the June 17 shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel African MethodistEpiscopal Church, where he also served as pastor.
Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama will also be in attendance, as friends, family and loved ones will gather this morning to pay their last respects.
Live coverage of the funeral is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Pinckney is survived by his wife and two children. He will be buried at St. James AME Church in Marion.